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GPs 'just hanging on to the running board' at PEC meetings

Dr Eric Rose, a member of the PEC at Milton Keynes PCT, claims GPs feel marginalised and excluded, and committee meetings are often unproductive. He told Pulse that GP members of the PEC had 'very little influence' and he constantly had to remind lay members that 'clinicians should be in the driving seat – instead, we are just hanging on to the running board'.

Dr Rose, a GP in the town, added: 'Most of the time we seem to respond to the managerial agenda, which is in turn responsive to the obsession with targets and ratings, and driven by the shortfall in money.

'Clinicians on PECs really are having very little influence on what's happening. One hangs on but I know of lots of colleagues who have resigned in frustration.'

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